Closed Bug 1517 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago

{compat} minimum width of floating elements

Categories

(Core :: Layout, defect, P5)

x86
Windows 95
defect

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VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: howcome, Assigned: buster)

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Details

(Whiteboard: Requested additional info from assigned engineer prior to verification)

Section (12) of the test page show a floating element where the width has ben
set to be very small. In such cases, the UA is allowed to increase the value.
From section 4.1.2 of CSS1:

"The 'width' has a non-negative UA-defined minimum value (which may vary from
element to element and even depend on other properties). If 'width' goes below
this limit, either because it was set explicitly, or because it was 'auto' and
the rules below would make it too small, the value will be replaced with the
minimum value instead."

Current thinking goes towards interpreting the above quite liberally, i.e. let
the UA use whatever value it finds the best.
Assignee: peterl → troy
Component: Style System → Layout
Assignee: troy → kipp
We talked about this, and I think you may already be doing it
Severity: enhancement → normal
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Severity: normal → major
Priority: P2 → P5
Summary: minimum width of floating elements → {compat} minimum width of floating elements
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Fixed. We now apply a minimum width to objects that have a specific width
setting that is "too small".
Whiteboard: Requested additional info from assigned engineer prior to verification
Kipp, what is the minimum width for objects that have a specific width
setting that is "too small"? I could not find that addressed in the ua.css
file for the 3/26 build. I'm not sure where else to look.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
The minimum width is undefined, and outside the spec. The value used is the
"natural" minimum width when the object is reflowed with a zero available width,
which means that each line will be as short as possible. As that varies from
content to content, there is no easy answer.
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